In the aggregate, the best available evidence from multiple sources indicates that youth violence is an ongoing national problem, albeit one that is largely hidden from public view.
Public health practitioners and advocates have taken the lead in encouraging alliances and networks among academic disciplines, professions, organizations, and communities to make health concerns permanent public priorities and part of personal practices.
This social distress stems directly from the rising number of youth gangs throughout the country. Arrest rates for aggravated assault remain almost 70 percent higher than they were inand this is the offense most frequently captured in self-reports of violence.
Myth: Most violent youths will end up being arrested for a violent crime.
For these Latinx-American youth in California nearly every aspect of their life is a fusion of two perspectives and informed by two cultures. Risk factors can be buffered by protective factors, however.
Contributors to and editors of this report have also consulted peer-reviewed journals, books, and government reports and statistical compilations. Most gang members join because they have been abused by their parents or because they don 't have a family.
Even less is known about how to implement effective programs on a national scale without compromising their results. Finally, Chapter 6 presents several options for future action. Washington, DC. The Ending Gang and Youth Violence policy initiative is aimed at analysing problems with gangs and find intervention to tackle crime connected to young people.